Management Team

  • Keneisha Charles

    Keneisha Charles is currently a student set to graduate in 2019 at Rutland Senior Secondary school in Kelowna. She is an avid volunteer within her school and community and has worked advocating for social issues such as promoting positive mental health, supporting diversity, and educating around substance abuse and violence prevention. As a young person, she […]

  • Mari Otomo

    Mari’s passion for children’s rights, global issues and contributing to sustainable and intergenerational transformative social change is grounded in her educational background in political science (BA) and social work (BSW, MSW). In addition to working in government agencies, Mari has a diverse range of experiences in grassroots and national non-profit agencies as well as the […]

  • Rosalind Warner

    Rosalind has 25 years of experience teaching and researching in the areas of international development, global environmental politics and Canadian international policy.  She is the Contributing Editor of two books on Canadian Foreign Policy. She holds a PhD in Political Science from York University with specializations in International Relations and Canadian Politics, with a minor […]

  • Kaila Borrelli

    Kaila is a Regional Sales Manager for Ledcor Technical Services, managing a team of Project Coordinators across Albert and B.C. She is also the Co-Founder for Advocacy Vancouver, a non-profit that aims to build awareness in Vancouver about local socials justice, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and educational events through digital promotion. This organization is bringing […]

  • Rebecca Mellett

    Rebecca Mellett (BA, MA Carleton; MSc LSE) is a specialist in development economics and governance, with post-graduate Certification in Sustainability Management (Harvard) and will complete a Certificate in Applied Evaluation Methods (The Evaluators Institute) in 2019. She brings more than twenty years of experience in federal public policy, programs and evaluation for the (former) Canadian International […]

  • Diane Connors

    Home Staff Diane Connors Communications Officer Diane has lived most of her life along the bank of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta (which she recognizes as Treaty 6 Territory). Previous to joining the team, Diane worked at BCCIC’s sister organization ACGC as the Membership Coordinator. She also worked with the Council of Canadians as […]

  • Jerry Mundi | CVGAN

    Jerry lives in the traditional territory of the K’ómoks people and has been a part of this community for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the Social Services program at North Island College and is currently continuing to learn with the University of Victoria. He continues to sit on the several committees at the […]

  • Penny Lyons

    Penny Lyons has been the Executive Director of Seva Canada since 2006. Seva Canada is an INGO working to restore sight and prevent blindness in 14 countries worldwide with a particular focus and expertise in research and in strategies to achieve gender equity in the treatment of blindness. She has extensive fundraising, public speaking, monitoring […]

  • Ariel Mishkin

    Ariel is the Co-Founder of Advocacy Vancouver, a non-profit that builds awareness in Vancouver about local social justice, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and educational events by providing digital marketing support for various organizations. She is currently employed as the event planner for the Communicable Disease and Public Health Unit of the First Nations Health Authority, […]

  • Sara Farid

    Home Staff Sara Farid Inter-Council Network National Coordinator Sara Farid was born in Alexandria, Egypt and moved to Canada with her family in 1995. She has a BA in History, a Certificate in Middle Eastern and African Studies and a Masters in International Affairs, with a specialization in conflict management and resolution. Sara has worked […]